Download Beyond BIOS: Developing with the Unified Extensible Firmware by Vincent Zimmer,Michael Rothman,Suresh Marisetty PDF

By Vincent Zimmer,Michael Rothman,Suresh Marisetty

This booklet presents an summary of recent boot firmware, together with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and its linked EFI Developer equipment II (EDKII) firmware. The authors have each one made major contributions to advancements in those parts. The reader will learn how to use the newest advancements in UEFI on smooth undefined, together with open resource firmware and open designs. The booklet starts with an exploration of interfaces uncovered to higher-level software program and working structures, and commences to the left of the boot timeline, describing the circulate of usual platforms, starting with the computer restart occasion.

Software engineers operating with UEFI will profit significantly from this e-book, whereas particular sections of the publication tackle issues correct for a basic viewers: process architects, pre-operating-system program builders, working procedure owners (loader, kernel), self reliant owners (such as for plug-in adapters), and builders of end-user purposes. As a secondary viewers, undertaking technical leaders or managers will be attracted to this ebook to get a consider for what their engineers are doing.

The reader will locate:

  • An assessment of UEFI and underlying Platform Initialization (PI) necessities
  • How to create UEFI functions and drivers
  • Workflow to layout the firmware resolution for a contemporary platform
  • Advanced usages of UEFI firmware for safeguard and manageability

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